Terri Simpkin is an industry experienced academic, educator, researcher, public speaker and an authority on the impostor phenomenon.
Terri is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, Head of MBA Programmes (Int’l) and a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. As CEO of her own company, Mischief Business Engineering, she has worked globally with governments, industry associations, large and small businesses to research and envision workforce development initiatives that diminish capability challenges.
Her current research interest has developed into Braver Stronger Smarter – a suite of initiatives designed to address personal and structural issues leading to workplace inequity and the under-representation of women in leadership, STEM occupations (particularly in the Digital Infrastructure sector) and other sectors such as finance.
She is the co-author of the first Master’s level programme dedicated to Data Centre Leadership and Management and is the chair of the iM Education Committee. As a STEM Ambassador and a researcher committed to greater inclusion in STEM occupations her work is informing responses to gender disparities in STEM education in schools.
In 2019 Terri was included in the Power 50 – the fifty most influential women in the data economy and was also awarded the Global Women in Telco and Tech Brynn Fowler Agent of Change Award (2020) for advocacy and research work into inclusion in STEM.